Skip to content

CDA applauds congress for passing the FAA reauthorization act

Read Time: 2 mins

The Commercial Drone Alliance, an independent 501c6 non-profit organization led by key members of the commercial drone industry, congratulates the leadership and members of the Senate Commerce Committee and the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on the passage of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2024. Provisions included in the bill are critical to the growth and development of the U.S. uncrewed aircraft system industry.

“Today marks a pivotal step in reinforcing American leadership in the skies. The FAA Reauthorization Act of 2024 brings much-needed stability to both the Federal Aviation Administration and the aviation industry, enabling the U.S. drone industry to keep pace with other countries,” said Lisa Ellman, executive director of the Commercial Drone Alliance. “This legislation reflects years of dedicated collaboration between lawmakers and industry stakeholders, including the CDA. We are excited to build on this momentum and to strengthen U.S. leadership in advanced aviation.”

The Commercial Drone Alliance is comprised of companies and organizations across the UAS ecosystem. Despite their diverse business pursuits, members share a common goal: bringing the benefits of UAS to communities nationwide. This vital legislation includes provisions that foster a regulatory landscape to unlock the safety, security, equity, sustainability, and economic benefits of using drones for commercial and public safety applications.

From emergency response and critical infrastructure inspection to precision agriculture, delivery of essential goods, firefighting, medical intervention, and law enforcement, the implementation of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2024 will enable companies to deliver the full potential of drones to the American public.

The CDA looks forward to working with the FAA and other relevant stakeholders on the timely implementation of this critical bill.

For more information visit